Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
01-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by Spag_187
When I was gathering info, before buying the G4, I noticed while looking in other threads some guys were saying "stay away" from powerPC Mac's. Why is this? So far, Im very impressed and happy with the performance of the G4. Are they saying that in regards to professional uses like graphic design and what not?
Basically the PowerPC Mac's are a "dead-end" in terms of Mac OS updates. The most up to date OS you can update to is OS 10.5.8.
Apple released OS 10.6 back in late August/early September...and this is only for Mac's with an Intel processor (G4s have a PowerPC processor).
But the benefit to the older G4's (and G5's) are they are less expensive to purchase...and the faster ones (like yours) are still very useable.
You will also find that some newer software releases may be for "Intel" Macintosh's only...especially games.
Hope this helps,
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